340 t transformer being transported to power station
Australia, Loy Yang: 645 t super load containing 340 t transformer moves from Port Melbourne to Loy Yang.
The new generator transformer is to be used at Alinta Energy’s Loy Yang B coal-fired power station.
The transformer itself weighs 340 t. It was built by Hyundai at its manufacturing facility in Ulsan, South Korea. It was shipped from South Korea on 17 April and arrived into the Port of Melbourne on 27 May.
The super load is said to be one of the heaviest things ever moved on the state’s roads. It is 119 m long, 5.8 m wide, and weighs 645.7 t including the weight of the trucks transporting the generator transformer. It started the journey by road to Loy Yang on 1 June and is due to arrive on 4 June.
There are three legs to the super load journey from Port Melbourne to Loy Yang with the convoy travelling at night to minimise traffic disruption.
Department of Transport spokesperson Chris Miller said travellers can visit the department’s website to plan their journeys to avoid hold ups caused by the movement of the equipment.